New Jersey Policy Perspective produces independent research and analysis on policy solutions to advance social, economic, and racial justice. From data-driven reports to policy briefs and explainers, we work to provide lawmakers, legislative staff, advocates, community leaders, and reporters with the facts and figures behind the most pressing policy issues facing the Garden State.
Friday Facts and Figures: November 20, 2020
Lawmakers continue to negotiate marijuana legalization bill. Renters face impending eviction crisis.
Redistricting Commission Fails to Reflect New Jersey’s Increasing Diversity
Proposed Cap on Legal Marijuana Licenses Undermines Racial Equity
School Funding in New Jersey: A Fair Future for All
Friday Facts and Figures: November 13, 2020
State lawmakers hurry to pass marijuana legalization bill that leaves communities of color behind.
Friday Facts and Figures: November 6, 2020
New Jersey voters legalize recreational marijuana. New Jersey's state health exchange is finally here!
Police Presence at the Polls Could Suppress Turnout
Friday Facts and Figures: October 23, 2020
New Jersey faces a second wave of COVID-19. Economist calculates cost of racial inequity in the United States.
Friday Facts and Figures: October 16, 2020
New Jersey lauches its own health care exchange. Millions of U.S. residents pushed into poverty by lack of federal COVID relief.
Unprecedented and Unequal: Racial Inequities in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Design Matters: Inside NJPP’s New Look
Friday Facts and Figures: October 9, 2020
New Jersey's school reopening plans are racially unequal. Racial justice organizations oppose redistricting ballot question.
Budget Breakdown: Everything You Need to Know About the FY 2021 State Budget
New Jersey’s School Re-openings Are Racially Unequal
Friday Facts and Figures: October 2, 2020
New bill would codify Roe v. Wade in state law and expand access to abortion care.
Friday Facts and Figures: September 25, 2020
New Jersey is one step closer to enacting a millionaires tax.
Census 2019: Poverty in New Jersey Remains Higher Than Pre-Recession Levels
Census 2019: New Jersey’s Uninsured Rate Increased for the First Time in Years
Support Young Workers by Expanding the EITC
Friday Facts and Figures: September 18, 2020
Deal reached on millionaires tax, but there is still much more work to done to advance racial equity and economic justice.
Proposed Regulations Threaten Driver’s License Expansion Law
Taxing High Speed Financial Transactions: An Answer to New Jersey’s Fiscal Crisis?
Friday Facts and Figures: September 11, 2020
Food insecurity on the rise. New Jersey surpasses 2010's census self-report rate.